Jessica Dobson

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Jessica Dobson
Born 1984/1985 (age 28–29)[1]
Los Angeles, California, United States[2]
Genres Indie rock
Instruments Bass guitar, drums, guitar, piano
Associated acts Beck, Deep Sea Diver, Conor Oberst, The Shins, Spoon, Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Website jessicadobson.com
Notable instruments
Fender Jazzmaster[3]

Jessica Dobson (born 1984/1985)[1][2] is an American singer and multi-instrumentalist. She has performed with several musicians and bands, including Beck,[3] Conor Oberst,[4] Spoon[5] and Yeah Yeah Yeahs,[6] as well as being a solo artist. She currently serves as guitarist for American indie rock band The Shins as well as fronting and playing guitar for her own band, Deep Sea Diver.

Career[edit]

Born in Los Angeles, California, Dobson was signed to Atlantic Records when she was 19 years old.[7] She recorded two solo albums under her own name while on the label, but she was not satisfied with either of the finished products and Atlantic ultimately shelved both albums.[4]

Deep Sea Diver[edit]

After leaving Atlantic, Dobson recorded an EP called New Caves under the name Deep Sea Diver.[4] She later formed a band under the Deep Sea Diver name consisting of herself on guitar, John Raines on bass and Peter Mansen on drums;[8] The band’s full-length debut album, History Speaks, was self-released in February 2012.[9]

The Shins[edit]

In August 2011, it was announced that Dobson would be performing with American indie rock band The Shins.[10] She toured with the band throughout October, and she became an official member of the band in February 2012.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Dobson is married to Peter Mansen, who is the drummer of Deep Sea Diver.[1] They met when he was working as a barista at the Lighthouse Roasters coffee house in Seattle.[1][4]

Discography[edit]

With Deep Sea Diver[edit]

  • New Caves (2009)[11]
  • History Speaks (2012)[9]

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